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Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml

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FORMULAMoxifloxacin 0.5 %
COMPANYAlcon Pharma
TYPEDrop
About

About

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the third group of fluoroquinolones. Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This medication is used to treat bacterial eye infections which are a common cause of conjunctivitis. Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is available on a doctor's prescription. Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml works by killing bacteria that cause conjunctivitis/pink eye (The membrane that protects the exterior of the eyeballs and the interior of the eyelids becomes infected).

A drop of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml in the affected eye is applied with clean hands, thrice a day for seven days. For each patient, the dosage of this medication will be different. Follow your doctor's instructions or the label's directions. Only the average doses of this drug are included in the following data. If your dose differs, do not alter it unless your doctor directs you to. The amount of medicine you take is determined by the medicine's strength. In addition, the number of dosages you take each day, the duration between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine are all determined by the medical problem for which the medicine is being used. 

Common side-effects of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml includes, eye pain/dryness/itchiness/redness, watery eyes etc. During your treatment, you can expect your symptoms to improve. If your symptoms persist or worsen, or if you develop other visual problems while undergoing therapy, contact your doctor. 

For a brief while after using the drops, your vision may become slightly obscured. If this is the case, do not drive or operate machinery or tools until you can see well again. Continue using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml for another 2-3 days after your symptoms have gone away to ensure that the infection is completely gone. Even if you feel better, keep using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml until your prescription is finished. Your infection may not be fully treated if you stop using moxifloxacin eye drops too soon, and bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics. 

Indications

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is available as eye drops and is used in the treatment of:

  • Eye infections/Bacterial conjunctivitis

How Does Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml Work

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml contains Moxifloxacin as an active ingredient. It kills bacteria by preventing them from producing the substances they require to multiply and repair themselves. Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is a bactericidal antibiotic whose mechanism of action involves binding to an enzyme called DNA gyrase, which facilitates the untwisting required to replicate one DNA double helix into two. 

Moxifloxacin's bactericidal effect is due to inhibition of the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV. DNA gyrase is a necessary enzyme for the replication, transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. Topoisomerase IV is an enzyme that is involved in chromosomal DNA partitioning during bacterial cell division. 

How To Use Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml must be applied with clean hands, make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn't touch the surface of the eye or any other surface. It is imperative that the tip of the dropper/tube and hands must be always clean before the application of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml. Make sure to shake Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml immediately after each use.

Only take Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, take it more frequently, or take it for longer than your doctor prescribed. Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml should not be used for an extended period of time. 

Remove your contact lenses before using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml if you wear them. Contact lenses should not be worn for at least 24 hours after the last dose. 

To use the eye drops:

  1. Before applying the drops, wash your hands. 
  2. Take off the bottle's cap. 
  3. To make a pocket, tilt your head back and draw your lower eyelid downward. 
  4. Hold the bottle near your eye, upside down. As you do this, try not to contact your eye. 
  5. To discharge one drop into your eye, gently press on the bottle's base. Use a second drop only if the first one didn't reach your eye. 
  6. Close one eye and gently press on the side of your nose where the corner of your eye meets your nose for a minute or two. This maintains the drop in your eye and prevents it from draining out. 
  7. If you were directed to use the drops in both eyes, repeat the procedure in the other eye. 
  8. Remove the cap and replace it. 

Dosage

Form and strength 

Ophthalmic solution/ eye drops: 0.5%/5ml

Adult Dosage 

1 drop in the affected eye/eyes twice a day for 7 days

Child Dosage

Children above 4months of age: 1 drop in the affected eye/eyes twice a day for 7 days

Children below 4months of age: Your doctor will establish how much and how often you should use it. 

Elderly Dosage  

The elderly and individuals with a low body weight do not require any dosage adjustments. 

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is deemed safe to use during pregnancy, nevertheless, some experts advise that it should only be used if the benefit surpasses the danger to the fetus. It is thought that Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is excreted in human milk. It is acceptable to use, nevertheless, caution is advised. After administering eye drops, applying pressure to the tear duct by the corner of the eye for at least 1 minute and then draining surplus solution with an absorbent tissue minimizes the quantity of drug that reaches the breast milk. 

Contraindications

Before using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml, consult your doctor if you have a medical history of any of the following:

  • Allergic/hypersensitive to Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml and its contents, or any food product (such as pork, beef, etc)
  • Medical history of contact lens use

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using {{product}:

  • History of any serious adverse reaction when taking a quinolone or fluoroquinolones
  • Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml should only be applied to the eye's surface. It is not to be swallowed or used as an injection
  • Remove your contact lenses before using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml if you wear them. Contact lenses should not be worn for at least 24 hours after the last dose
  • Avoid using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml for a longer period, a secondary infection can occur if this drug is used for a long time or on a regular basis. 
  • For a brief while after using the drops, your vision may become slightly obscured. If this is the case, do not drive or operate machinery or tools until you can see well again.

Interactions With Other Medications

Consult your doctor about the use of the following medicines before using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml:

  • Cisapride
  • Saquinavir
  • Thioridazine
  • Acarbose
  • Alogliptin
  • Amiodarone
  • Apomorphine
  • Arsenic trioxide
  • Benfluorex
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Citalopram
  • Clozapine
  • Domperidone
  • Erythromycin
  • Fluconazole
  • Foscarnet
  • Haloperidol
  • Insulin
  • Methadone
  • Ofloxacin
  • Sitagliptin
  • Warfarin

This document does not contain all probable drug reactions, it is advisable to keep a list of medicines in use and discuss it with your doctor (this includes prescription/nonprescription and herbal products). 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Following side effects may not require immediate medical attention until becomes troublesome:

  • Itching, burning, redness, dry eyes
  • Swelling in eyes
  • Body aches or pain
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Tender or swollen glands of the neck
  • Trouble with swallowing
  • Voice changes

Rare Adverse Effects

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms: 

  • Signs of infection: fever, chills, sore throat, etc
  • Rash 
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Ear pain/fullness
  • Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • Blurred or decreased vision
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pooling of white fluid liquid visible on the colored part of the eye
  • Observing floating specks in front of one's eyes 
  • Swelling of tongue, lips, face, throat, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Headache
  • Unusual taste in the mouth

Some people may experience additional adverse effects not described. Consult your healthcare provider if you have any other side effects. 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Muscular Aches And Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high-intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain
  • Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.
  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.
  • Unusual Taste In The Mouth: After using the drops, remember to gently push where the corner of your eye meets your nose. This may help to decrease this. 

FAQs

#1. How to store Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

All drugs should be kept out of the reach and sight of youngsters. Store away from direct heat and light in a cool, dry location.  Even if there is some liquid remaining in the container after you have finished the course of treatment, throw it away. Never save an opened bottle of eye drops for subsequent use. 

#2. What is Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml composed of?

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml contains Moxifloxacin as an active ingredient.

#3. What if I take too much of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#4. What if I miss a dose of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5. Can I take Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml during breastfeeding?

It is thought that Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is excreted in human milk. It is acceptable to use, nevertheless, caution is advised. After administering eye drops, applying pressure to the tear duct by the corner of the eye for at least 1 minute and then draining surplus solution with an absorbent tissue minimizes the quantity of drug that reaches the breast milk. 

#6. When using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml, is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery? 

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, as well as a brief loss of vision or fainting. You should not drive or operate machinery if you are impacted in this way. 

#7. Is it okay if I give Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml to someone who has the same signs and symptoms as me? 

This medication is intended for you. Never give it to anyone else, even if they appear to be in the same situation as you. 

#8. Can I use any other eye drops while using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

Allow 5-10 minutes between applying each eye drop if you're using any other eye drops. This is to protect your eye from absorbing more liquid than it can manage. Otherwise, the drops will overflow from your eye, defeating the purpose. 

#9. Is it safe to wear contact lenses while using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

Wearing contact lenses should be avoided until your symptoms have totally subsided. Before wearing your lenses again, wait 24 hours after the last dosage of eye drops. 

#10. Does Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml cause eye burn?

Following a dose of Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml, you may feel ocular irritation such as burning or itching. After a few minutes, it generally goes away. If the discomfort becomes unbearable or does not disappear, contact your healthcare professional. 

#11. How long does Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml take to take effect?

Because it is administered directly where the infection is, Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml begins acting right away. Within a couple of days, your symptoms should improve. After four days of using Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml, most people feel much better. Continue to take your antibiotic even if you don't think you need it anymore, as with all medicines.

#12. Is Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml a sulfa antibiotic? 

Vigamox 0.50% Drop 5 ml is a fluoroquinolone that is not related to sulfa antibiotics. If you're allergic to sulfa antibiotics, your doctor can recommend this medicine instead.

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